Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: IDFPR says the online CE course I took was not approved. What can I do?

By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Here is a frequently asked question as we get closer to the deadline and find more at the IAR’s official Q&A on broker renewal:

Q: I took an online course that said it was approved for CE credit and now IDFPR says it is not approved. What can I do?

It’s always a good idea to check to make sure the courses you take online are approved for CE in the State of Illinois. They may say they are approved for CE credit, but the approval may be from another state. In addition, you also have to take a proctored exam for any online or home study course. So if you didn’t take the exam, you won’t be issued the credit. Note: All online courses offered by the IAR Licensing & Training Center are state-approved for Illinois CE credit.

Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: Your Questions Answered

By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Here are a few frequently asked questions as we get closer to the deadline and find more at the IAR’s official Q&A on broker renewal :

Q: How can I find out what continuing education hours I already have?

Use the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Education Lookup: www.illinoisrealtor.org/lookup to check your EDUCATION CREDITS for courses taken AND PASSED through the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center.

Q: What if I have too many Core CE hours and not enough Elective?

Your Core hours will count towards Elective CE hours, however Elective hours do not count towards your Core requirement. Keep in mind that credit hours for the same course cannot be repeated within the same cycle.

Register for IAR Spring Conference by April 9 and save $30!

Illinois REALTORS® who register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo by the early-bird deadline of Wednesday, April 9, pay only $99, a savings of $30!

This year’s event is designed to help you stay successful in your business. Gain new insights, network with like-minded business people, and earn up to 6 hours of CE.

 

 

Speakers and Sessions include:

  • Keys to Success…It’s Elementary My Dear Watson with Kim Daugherty
  • A Look Into the Future: Tax Tips with Chris Bird
  • Triple Threat: A Fresh Look at Anti-trust, Fair Housing & RESPA (CE) with Trista Curzydlo
  • Fair Housing, Agency, License Law & Escrow: Back to the Basics – What You Need to Know and How to Apply It (CE) with Annette Akey
  • IAR Legal Services Breakfast with IAR Legal Hotline attorney Betsy Urbance and the IAR Legal Services team
  • PLUS a two-day Business Expo!

FREE 3-Hour Online CE with Rebate Program

Still need CE for the April 30, 2014 renewal?

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance through its Illinois Home Performance Program is partnering with the real estate industry to provide $29 rebates for taking specific online courses in topics of green building and energy efficiency. Students learn about energy efficiency in online real estate CE courses, but Illinois students can add to their knowledge by taking a short 30 minute webinar to go deeper into:

  • Illinois-specific programs and trends that you will encounter in the field
  • The value of third party certification on recognized efficient homes
  • Green MLS developments in Illinois
  • Building energy codes in Illinois for new construction

Add to your toolkit and separate yourself from your competition by attending the 30-minute webinar, and receive a $29 check in the mail (the cost of the 3-hour online course) when it is complete. Rebates are capped at 500 students, so reserve your spot today in three easy steps:

  1. Complete an eligible online course for real estate CE credits (see below)
  2. Email your name, mailing address, and proof of course completion (CE certificate preferred) to Kelsey Horton at khorton@mwalliance.org
  3. Register for & attend one webinar, which will be available at two convenient times:Wednesday May 14th from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Register here
    Thursday May 15th from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Register here

After successful attendance on the webinar, Illinois Home Performance Program will mail you a check for $29 to cover the cost of your original online CE class!

IAR Eligible Online Course (taken between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014):

ENV 1230 The Whole Systems Approach to Green Building (video) online course.

http://illinoisrealtor.fastclass.com/index.cfm?d=RECIL1205IARVID&CFID=2761334&CFTOKEN=77638237

Please contact Kelsey Horton at khorton@mwalliance.org with any questions. Kelsey will contact you with a confirmation of your rebate reservation within three business days of submitting your rebate reservation information.

NOTE: Students must be Illinois residents, must have completed an eligible online course between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, and must attend one webinar to receive the $29 rebate.

Register now for IAR Spring Conference & Expo and save!

IAR members who register by April 9 for IAR Spring Conference & Expo pay just $99.

This year’s speaker lineup includes Kim Daugherty on the keys to business success, Chris Bird with the latest tax tips and CE courses with Trista Curzydlo and Annette Akey.

Find a Schedule | Details on speakers and session descriptions | Registration information.